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Walter Hussman Jr. and his daughter, executive editor Eliza Hussman Gaines, both clearly relished his reminiscences on 48 years as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in an 80-minute interview last month.
Media & Marketing

Hussman Reflects After 48 Years at Democrat-GazetteLock Icon

Walter Hussman Jr., 75, is ending 48 years as publisher of the Democrat-Gazette at the end of this year, with news of his successor expected soon. read more >
Catherine Nolte
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Reporting for America, And a Hungry Fort Smith

Report for America, a nongovernment service program to improve local news coverage, has partnered with newsrooms across America to beef up reporting on under-covered issues and communities. read more >
A Google Street View image of the former Jonesboro Sun building, which it occupied for more than 50 years before selling to St. Bernards helathcare.
Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Jonesboro Sun Building’s Sale Reflects New Economy of News

The paper is among many that have sought savings in a deeply besieged industry where readers, advertisers and revenue have been fleeing to the web. read more >

Phillips Media of Harrison Buys Gannett’s Baxter Bulletin

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, sells the Bulletin and four Missouri newspapers to Phillips Media Group of Harrison for an undisclosed sum. read more >
Jennifer Allen, owner and publisher of the Hot Springs Village Voice
Media & Marketing / Small Business

Publisher Jennifer Allen Finds Her Voice

Not long after Jennifer Allen lost her job running the Hot Springs Village Voice for Gannett, she got a call from an executive at the company asking if she’d ever considered buying the paper she had worked for since 2007. read more >
After acquiring the Pine Bluff Commercial, Walter Hussman, left, named Byron Tate as its editor.
Media & Marketing

Hussman and Tate’s Plan to Save Pine Bluff’s Paper

Byron Tate has a simple reason to be back as editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, where he has worked three times before. read more >

Democrat-Gazette Acquires Pine Bluff Commercial, Plans Digital Replica

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman extends his new business model for newspapering to Pine Bluff, announcing that his Wehco Media Inc. of Little Rock is acquiring the once-storied Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett. read more >
Mike McNeill
Construction / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Arkansas News Outlets Assert Physical Presence

The Helena World is headed back to its old orbit, and a growing digital news outlet in Magnolia is putting down brick-and-mortar roots, company owners say. read more >
Media & Marketing

Daily Papers in Free Fall Despite COVID-19 Readership

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, daily newspapers enjoy their largest readership in years, but an eroding ad-based business model seems to be washing away altogether. read more >
Millie Ward of Stone Ward, Mike Sells of the Sells Agency, Myron Jackson of The Design Group, Darin Gray of CJRW and Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl of Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI.
Business Services

Ad, PR Pros Connect While Keeping Their Distance

How some of the state's advertising, marketing and public relations businesses are keeping the messages flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.
Government & Politics

Clinton, Parade of Journalists Celebrate Arkansas Gazette’s 200th

Bill Clinton and a parade of venerable newspaper folks throw a 200th birthday party for a state treasure, the old Arkansas Gazette. read more >
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

GateHouse Deal Leaves Wreckage in Its Wake

After nearly four years fighting a battle of attrition as managing editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, John Worthen is done with what he called “the madness” of leading a skeleton crew delivering news to Jefferson County. read more >

In Merger Run-Up, GateHouse Is Closing Papers in Stuttgart, Helena

In the run-up to a $1.4 billion merger with Gannett that would create the nation's biggest newspaper chain, GateHouse Media Inc. is closing two Arkansas papers, the Stuttgart Daily Leader and the semi-weekly Helena World. read more >
The daily “paper” now arrives at Arkansas Business mainly on an iPad.
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Will Fortune Favor the Future of News?

Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman has staked his paper’s future on readers taking the iPad path to daily news. That change in our reading habits have coincided with another sign of the apocalypse for daily papers, the $1.4 billion merger of America’s two largest newspaper chains, Gannett and GateHouse. read more >

Newspaper Chain GateHouse Buying Gannett, USA Today Owner

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies — GateHouse Media and Gannett Co. — have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline in printed editions. read more >
Banking & Finance

Just My Luck (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

The vast majority of daily local newspapers are cash-starved — the first industry to starve to death when consumer demand for its product is at an all-time high. read more >
Investments

Bad News, Good News And Business Models

Wehco Media is converting two south Arkansas dailies into weeklies, and a hedge fund-owned group is out to buy the big news chain Gannett. read more >
Marty Schack
Media & Marketing

Former Interim Chief Marty Schack Will Lead KTHV

Marty Schack, a broadcast advertising sales veteran who served as interim general manager at KTHV-TV last year, has been named as the Little Rock CBS affiliate's president and general manager. read more >
Roy Reed
Media & Marketing

Roy Reed, Mainstay of Arkansas Journalism, Dies at 87

Roy Reed, a Garland County native whose writings chronicled the civil rights movement for The New York Times and illuminated Arkansas history in well-crafted and often funny books about former Gov. Orval Faubus and the Arkansas Gazette, died Sunday in Fayetteville. read more >
Sonny Elliott
Media & Marketing

Editor Sonny Elliott Comes Home To Baxter Bulletin

Richard "Sonny" Elliott returned in March to lead the newsroom where he started as a teenager and worked for decades before a detour into radio in December 2014. read more >